Reproductive characteristics of a free-ranging population of Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra)

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B. L. Penzhorn
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Summary. In a population of free-ranging Cape mountain zebra, median age at first foaling was 67 months (range 38–105 months), median foaling interval was 25 months (range 13–69 months) and annual foaling rate was 32%. Foaling rates of younger and older mares were similar. Foals were born all year round with a peak corresponding to the rainy season (summer). Conception occurred later in the season when the spring was dry.


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